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It is hard to imagine today that the artistic value of color photography was once questioned and controversial, even as recently as the 1980s. William Eggleston's watershed exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1976, generated plenty of scorn and confusion, as spectators struggled to accept his seemingly ordinary-looking color images of Southern life as art. Early photographs by Stephen Shore, Helen Levitt, Joel Meyerowitz and others received similarly hostile or ambivalent reviews. Color photography also had opponents within photography, most notoriously in Henri Cartier-Bresson. But as color processes both diversified and grew more sophisticated, and further approaches to the medium developed, the floodgates were opened wide. Starburst examines the first great practitioners of artistic color photography in the United States: Eggleston, Shore, Levitt, Meyerowitz, plus Joel Sternfeld, William Christenberry, John Divola, Mitch Epstein, Jan Groover, Robert Heinecken, Barbara Kasten, Les Krims, Richard Misrach, John Pfahl, Leo Rubinfien, Neal Slavin, Eve Sonneman and many more. Grounded in reviews of sources from the 1970s, and with an abundance of images, this survey makes a thorough assessment of this paradigm shift in the history of art photography.

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Edited and text by Kevin Moore. Essays by James Crump, Leo Rubinfien.

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ISBN:
9783775724906
Author:
Crump, James
Publisher:
Hatje Cantz Publishers
Essay by:
Rubinfien, Leo
Essay:
Rubinfien, Leo
Editor:
Moore, Kevin
Contribution:
Rubinfien, Leo
Author:
Moore, Kevin
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - Group Shows
Subject:
Photography-Anthologies and History
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
271
Dimensions:
11.90x9.80x1.10 in. 4.40 lbs.

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